Ubuntu Unity Dash Search Problem and Fix

Just installed new virtual machine instance of Ubuntu only to found that Unity Dash Search not showing anything.

Then I came across the post on Ask Ubuntu, titled Software Sources not found in Unity Dash Search.

It generally consists of doing copy operation from default:

mkdir -p ~/.local/share/applications
cp /usr/share/applications/software-properties-gtk.desktop ~/.local/share/applications/

Then changingNoDisplay=true within.

After some inspection, it turned out to be unity-lens-applications and unity-lens-files weren’t installed. Wow, those are missing with fresh install of Ubuntu? This need to be fixed…